Get Launched!

Get Launched! is a development series created to introduce new faculty to UMKC's culture and mission, and to share important information to support new faculty.

Get Launched! New Faculty Development Series

Get Launched! will provide an overview of UMKC resources, policies and tools that support the learning environment, as well as development opportunities that fuel continual improvement in faculty experiences. Get Launched is just one of the many ways the UMKC invests in faculty success at UMKC. 

This program is open to full-time faculty in their first or second year at UMKC and attendance is expected. Most sessions will be held in person in the CAFE Space in Newcomb Hall on the Volker campus. There will be limited opportunity to participate virtually.

Here is the Get Launched schedule for the 2023-24 year:

Date Time Session Topic

Session One:

September 8th, 2023


Student Support: Michelle Smith Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Student Students

Who are we: Historical perspectives of UMKC-Chris Wolfe

Trolley Tour-ice cream social

Session Two:

October 6th, 2023


Teaching at UMKC/ Canvas as a Teaching Tool

Session Three:

November 3rd, 2023


Building Your Teaching Portfolio

Session Four:

December 1st, 2023


Course Design

Session Five:

January 19th, 2024


Student Support

Session Six:

February 2nd, 2024

1:00-3:00pm The Nature of Learning: What do you know?

Session Seven:

March 1st, 2024

9:00-11:00am Preparing for Faculty Evaluation, Promotion and Tenure at UMKC

Session Eight:

April 5th, 2024

2:00-4:00pm Engaging and Mentoring Students in High-Impact Practices

Session Nine:

May 3rd, 2024


Year-end luncheon

Thoughts from the Faculty: Planning for the future: Keys for a successful second year and beyond